On the List | Blitz Capitol Hill Arts Walk, Choral Festival, Maple Viewing Festival, Year-Round Farmers Market

by jaycoxfilm via CHS flickr

by jaycoxfilm via CHS flickr

Best news all week: starting this winter, the Broadway Farmer’s Market at Pike and Broadway goes year round. No more January – March hiatus. Hooray! CHS talked with organizers about the push to go year round on Broadway at the start of the 2013 season. Every week the market offers a fresh alternative to grocery produce, bread, cheese, cut flowers and more. Shop the market this Sunday and every Sunday, 11a – 3p.

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Weekend highlights:

Blitz Capitol Hill Arts Walk 

John Osgood, at Poco wine + spirits

John Osgood, at Poco wine + spirits

On Thursday, three art shows lean into Capitol Hill’s official holiday(tm) with Halloween/Day of the Dead themed shows. Opening at True Love Art Gallery is “Dia de los Muertos” art show featuring sugar skulls and more by favorite artists. Poco wine + spirits opens their second annual Day of the Dead group show featuring works by artists with a flair for the macabre. The Pine Box (a former mortuary! Haunted!)  features the creepy masks of Dean Hudgin’s “Faces of All Hallow’s Eve.”

FranHolt1 (861x505)Plenty of non-creepy shows provide balance, such as Fran Holt’s large scale carousel horse-themed large paintings at Ghost Gallery, the “Sweet Angels” polaroid show by Adrien Leavitt at Hard L, and the 20th Anniversary Exhibition: Northwest Focus at Photo Center Northwest.  Check out all of the art walk events and shows from your phone – the BlitzCapitolHill.com site is mobile-friendly and can magically tell you which shows are nearest to you.

Plus, don’t forget about the unveiling of the new Lamps Meninas installation as a former restaurant building on 15th Ave E is further transformed.

Seattle Sings: 2013 Choral Festival

St. Mark’s Cathedral is host to the first ever Seattle Sings choral festival, organized by the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium. The event is free and is scheduled Friday, 7p – 9:30p and Saturday, 10a – 9p. Over 25 groups will perform over the two days, including Northwest Boyschoir, Choir of the Sound, Seattle Bach Choir, Northwest Chamber Chorus. View schedule.

by zenobia_joy, from the CHS flickr group

by zenobia_joy, from the CHS flickr group

Momijigari Maple Viewing Festival

The Japanese Garden in the Arboretum highlights the beauty of the maple tree in fall with their annual Momijigari Maple Viewing Festival. You’ll still need to pay gate admission ($4 – $6, but once in docents will lead guided tours, there will be musical performances, plus an opportunity to make an art print using natural materials. Coinciding with the maple festival is the annual bonsai show, where you can marvel at a 6-inch juniper bush older than your mother.

More upcoming events… below.

Feb 10 @ 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
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Feb 10 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Grace Church Seattle
Join us in observing the beginning of the Lenten season. Nursery and Grace Kids activities available (ages 6months-3years).Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 10 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College Fine Arts Building
Learn the basics of Middle Eastern belly dance or refine your moves in this all-levels, medium-paced class. You’ll gain strength, stamina, and flexibility while learning a powerful form of artistic expression. All bodies and genders welcomeShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 11 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mighty Mights indoor playground with cookies and hot cocoaShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM BE1102A-Orientation
We live in a busy world. It can be incredible difficult to juggle your education, family, job, and community, let alone have time for yourself! This workshop is a great opportunity to learn ways to… ______________________________ iCalendar Feed powered by … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM BE1102A-Orientation
We live in a busy world. It can be incredible difficult to juggle your education, family, job, and community, let alone have time for yourself! This workshop is a great opportunity to learn ways to… ______________________________ iCalendar Feed powered by … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Library BE2101 Classroom A
The topic this week is Will Robots Take our Jobs?: The Socioeconomic Impact of Intelligent Machines. The discussion will be led by Stani Meredith and Ed Messerly, BITCA Faculty. You’re welcome to… ______________________________ iCalendar Feed powered by Helios CalendarShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Library BE2101 Classroom A
The topic this week is Will Robots Take our Jobs?: The Socioeconomic Impact of Intelligent Machines. The discussion will be led by Stani Meredith and Ed Messerly, BITCA Faculty. You’re welcome to… ______________________________ iCalendar Feed powered by Helios CalendarShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 11 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SECOND THURSDAY / EVERY / MONTH 5PM to 8PM or later HOST A SHOW The Capitol Hill Art Walk is a community event held each 2nd Thursday of the month, 5–8pm and later. All businesses and artistic spaces on Capitol … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dendroica Gallery
Dendroica Gallery is pleased to announce the multitalented John Ohannesian in “Ink & Paint”. Ohannesian’s work expresses his ideas and visual philosophy, often showing a wry disrespect for the powers that be. His “Paintoons” elevate cartooning to three dimensions. He … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Hybrid_Space
Join us on the February edition of the Capitol Hill Art Walk for “Keyword_Cow” by studiorefugio. A series of short videos from the “keyword” collage series, where studiorefugio “googled” a word and then compiled those images into a blur of … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM POCO Wine + Spirits
In 2016, we’re exploring different wine regions at POCO as part of our Wine Around the World series. This month we’re exploring an area of the United States that produces sparkling wines for Gruet. Come try one of Wine Spectator’s … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Join us for this very social 3.5 mile jaunt through the neighborhood followed by food and drinks at Linda’s.  We keep the pace easy and the atmosphere fun. Sometimes we change location. Always check our website to confirm the run.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Public Library Capitol Hill Branch
Expecting parents or parents interested in PEPS can drop in to a While You’re Waiting (http://www.peps.org/programs/expecting) info session at the Capitol Hill branch of the Seattle Public Library, every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6 pm. 425 Harvard Ave … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM El Centro de la Raza
Perfect for Valentine’s: Treat your special someone to a romantic evening of wine sipping, hands-on cooking and delicious fun at El Centro de la Raza. Learn how to make Tortilla Español, mystery small Bites to accompany the main dish and … Continue reading
Feb 12 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class … Continue reading
Feb 12 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Indoor tot gym, cookies and juiceShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 12 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dendroica Gallery
Dendroica Gallery is pleased to announce the multitalented John Ohannesian in “Ink & Paint”. Ohannesian’s work expresses his ideas and visual philosophy, often showing a wry disrespect for the powers that be. His “Paintoons” elevate cartooning to three dimensions. He … Continue reading
Feb 12 @ 8:00 PM – 11:59 PM Velocity Dance Center
Jerboa Dance is back! Come in out of the darkness and join us for a fun evening of dance, sexiness, and a DJ’d afterparty. Be entertained by sultry cabaret, witty dialogue, spinning lights, acrobatics, drag, burlesque, and, of course, the … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM 10th Ave S Hillclimb
The Seattle Housing Authority invites you to join us in celebrating the opening of the new 10th Ave S Hillclimb, connecting the vibrant neighborhoods of First Hill and Yesler with Chinatown-International District and Little Saigon. About the 10th Ave S … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Feb 13 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Please join us each 1st Thursday of the Month for a community led effort to restore and enhance the gardens of Volunteer Park. Come for part or all. Tools and gloves will be provided. No gardening experience necessary.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 13 @ 10:30 AM – 12:45 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
Discover the wonder and excitement of Drawing and Painting animals, and capture the beauty, energy, and diversity of animal life in this dynamic class! You will learn how to depict animals doing the activities they do in their everyday lives, … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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Feb 13 @ 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM Central Cinema
Join members of the Seattle Feminist Drinking Club for an afternoon of fundraising, solidarity, hella amazing raffle prizes, centered around a screening of the award winning film, Vessel. In Vessel you’ll witness the creation of an underground network of emboldened, … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 4:00 PM – Feb 15 @ 2:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
Treat yourself to some lovely beverages on February 13 & 14 at POCO! Enjoy spirits or unique wine flights curated for the occasion – alone, with a friend or that special someone. Sign up for alerts about this event on … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dendroica Gallery
Dendroica Gallery is pleased to announce the multitalented John Ohannesian in “Ink & Paint”. Ohannesian’s work expresses his ideas and visual philosophy, often showing a wry disrespect for the powers that be. His “Paintoons” elevate cartooning to three dimensions. He … Continue reading

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